Definition of Popean in English:


(also Popeian, Popian)

Pronunciation /ˈpəʊpɪən/


  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Augustan poet Alexander Pope or his work; imitating or resembling the poetry of Pope.

    "Popean couplet" noun a heroic couplet written in the manner of Pope.


  • An imitator or supporter of Pope or his poetry. Now also: a person who studies or writes about Pope or his work.


Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Leonard Welsted (bap. 1688, d. 1747), poet. In some forms from the name of Alexander Pope + -ian.